Photographer – Dan O’Day Photography
Dan shot one of my best friend’s weddings a few years back and the pictures were so magnificent.
I can honestly say I love every single photo in our collection. He truly captured every beautiful, teary, funny and special moment – looking through them makes me SO happy (particularly my mother deciding to get on a table and dance after many champagnes haha!)
Event Planner- Nil.
We wanted to plan everything ourselves and opted for no event planner or stylist. We had such a ball researching then selecting everything for the day.
Florist – Clementine Posy
I found Clementine Posy through Milton Park’s Instagram a few months after we booked the venue.
Their experience with the venue and just general talent for putting together the most beautiful arrangements made it an easy choice once we confirmed they were available. They were so easy to work with and excellent to communicate with via email. We were so in love with all our flowers and would recommend them to
anyone planning a wedding in the same area.
Hair – Anthony from RJ’s Hair Queanbeyan (@rjshair)
Anthony from RJ’s Hair has been my hairdresser for a little over 4 years and has always done the most natural and beautiful work on my hair. I am constantly asked where I get it done! This made it an easy choice for me deciding who would do my hair. For the day I wanted my hair my favourite way – out with bouncy beautiful curls. He absolutely nailed this look and despite it raining shortly after the ceremony (thankfully I was undercover) it stayed intact beautifully!
Make up – Caitie Kenzie
I have trouble finding makeup artists that paint my face the way I love it – natural, bronzy and glowy.
I met Caitie when she did my makeup for a girlfriends Hens party a few years back and she absolutely nailed this look – I felt so gorgeous! She replicated this for my wedding day, and I couldn’t have been happier with the result. I felt my most beautiful!
Music – Steve Amosa
Steve sings at many of the local venues in Canberra and Brad and I heard him a random Sunday afternoon last year and decided to enquire as we hadn’t yet heard anyone we loved or fit our music style. Steve and his daughter sang for most of our reception, then out came a DJ and all the music was fantastic!
I have never danced so much in my life!
Celebrant – Sue Jackman
How do I begin to describe Sue! We met with several celebrants and whilst we didn’t expect to be best friends with them, we wanted to feel great vibes and just didn’t find that. Sue was recommended to us by a family friend and she was an absolute hoot! We felt so comfortable and laughed our heads off at our first meeting.
Stationery – Zazzle
I found this wonderful website after researching online and it had such a wide range of wedding collection suites that had everything we needed – save the dates, engagement invites, wedding invites, menus etc.
Everything was completely customisable online from fonts to paper type and thickness. They arrived from the USA quicker than I expected and were beautiful.
Cake & Bombonieres (individually stamped cookies) – Cake Arcade
Catherine from Cake Arcade was so wonderful to work with. The cake was delicious, light, not too sweet and was exactly as I had imagined.
Wedding Bands – Creations Manuka
I couldn’t be more in love with my gorgeous engagement ring that Brad designed with the team at Creations Manuka. They are a local Canberra business and my family have known one of the owners since I was a child so that made it more personal and special.
Brad selected a brushed finish platinum wedding band and I picked a simple gold band that was identical to my engagement ring band – they go perfectly together.